Basic Report on The 2010 Census of Industrial Production (CIP)

cip2010The overall aim of the 2010 Census of Industrial Production (CIP), was to provide comprehensive information on the structure of the industrial activities in Kenya. The exercise targeted an estimated total of 3,000 registered establishments in the country. The CIP 2010 focused on various characteristics of formal establishments that included the economic activities at the four digit ISIC, employment, ownership structure, production and installed capacity, inventories, intermediate consumption, incomes, sales, ICT and fixed
assets, among others. A total of 1,814 formal establishments/firms responded for the industrial enquiry. Imputations were done for 438 establishments that did not respond based on other regular surveys and other administrative sources. The final results as reflected in the report are aggregated at the two digit (division) of ISIC.
The total output of the industrial sector in 2009 was KSh 1,009.2 billion with total gross value added of KSh 319.8 billion. Manufacturing activities recorded the largest share of industrial production, accounting for 90.3 per cent of total value of industrial output. This was followed by electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply which recorded 7.9 per cent of the total output. The total number of persons engaged as at June 2009 was 324,841 with about half of them based in Nairobi. The manufacturing sector accounted for about 94 per cent of total employment within the industrial sector. Most of the employees in industry were males at 77.2 per cent.
A total of 30 per cent of establishments reported capacity utilization below 50 per cent. Some of the key reasons cited by the establishments leading to under-utilization were the high cost of fuels, electricity and raw materials during the reference period.
Overall, the value of inputs into the sector‟s production process was estimated at KSh 701.9 billion, of which KSh 689.3 billion was intermediate consumption. Cost of raw materials constituted 81.2 per cent of the inputs into the process of production activities of sectors.
Energy and water accounted for 8.1 per cent of the input costs while expenditure on other type of inputs amounted to 10.6 per cent. In 2009, inventories were estimated to have reduced by KSh 902.6 million which could have been attributed to an upsurge in economic growth after a slowdown in 2008. Finally, value added (contribution to GDP) of the formal industrial sector was KSh 319.8 billion.
In 2009, the total sales of industry in Kenya was KSh 1,015.4 billion with Manufacturing activities contributing the largest share of sales at 87.7 per cent. Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply was second while Water and Sewerage Services had the lowest level of sales at KSh 10.4 billion. Most of the goods produced in Kenya are sold locally, accounting for 83.5 per cent of all sales, East African countries consume 5.4 per cent while 11.8 per cent is exported to the Rest of the World (RoW). Download full report

CPI and Inflation Rates for April 2014

cpi042014Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for April 2014. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review.  The  prices  were  obtained  from  selected  retail  outlets  in  25  data collection zones located in 13 urban centers.

The  CPI  increased  by  1.09  per  cent  from 146.61 in March 2014 to 148.20 in April 2014. The overall inflation rate stood at 6.41 per cent in April 2014. Download Report

2014 Economic Survey Report Highlights

eslaunch2014The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 4.7 per cent in 2013 compared to 4.6 per cent in 2012.

This performance was supported by;-

The stable macroeconomic environment for the better part of the year.

Low and stable inflation supported by improved supply of basic foods, lower international oil prices and lower costs of electricity.

Infrastructural development

Construction sector


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National ICT Survey Report

NICTS2014The National ICT Survey was undertaken in 2010 and is presented in two sections. Section I presents a report of the National ICT Survey undertaken by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). Section II is an Analysis of the National ICT Survey by Apoyo Consultoria on behalf of the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). The KNBS report provides a descriptive analysis of the Survey while Section II of the report provides detailed analysis of the ICT situation based on the intervening variables in different regions of Kenya as presented by the ICT consultants. Download report and related materials…


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The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS or the Bureau) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).  It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication, dissemination and custody of official statistical information. It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-

Job Title:       Director General
KNBS:             Level 1
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Job Purpose: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director General, (Chief Executive Officer) will be responsible for all the activities carried out in the Bureau.

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  • Be self-driven, results-oriented and a team player with excellent and effective communication and management abilities;
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance, has the ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
  • Has ability to set and monitor targets, meet commitments, deadlines; and possesses conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills;
  • Be adept in appropriate computer skills;

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        • Manage the funds and the property of the Bureau;
        • Be responsible for the management of the staff of the Bureau;
        • Cause to be prepared for the approval of the Board;
        • The annual work programmes of the Bureau
        • The annual budget and audited accounts of the Bureau

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      • Developing of and recommending to the Board the long term strategy, business plans, and annual operating budgets; establishing proper internal monitoring control systems and procedures;
      • Coordinating and preparing surveys/Censuses, other business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration by the Board;
      • Ensure prudent management of resources, assets and safe custody of records;
      • Ensuring that there is effective communication between the management and the Board as well as between different levels of management;
      • Providing leadership to the employees;
      • Attending to human resource matters including organizational structures, appointments, welfare, training, industrial relations, separation and effective management of succession plans;
      • Ensuring continuous improvement in the quality, value of services and products provided by the Bureau;
      • Ensure appropriate public relations strategies are designed and implemented to promote the Bureau’s image and relations with all stakeholders;
      • Develop networks and partnerships with development partners and spearhead donor collaboration, fund raising and project development within the Board’s area of jurisdiction;
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      • Ensuring continuous achievement of the Bureau’s financial and operating goals and objects;
      • Overseeing and ensuring implementation of corporate policies and programmes;
      • Maintaining a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees;
      • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;
      • Acting as the principal spokesperson of the Bureau;
      • Ensuring compliance with the laws of the country;
      • Secretary to the Board and its committee’s;
      • Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the Bureau Objectives or as assigned by the Board.

Minimum Requirements:-

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines; Statistics, Economics, Information Technology, Social Sciences or Mathematics;
  • Have a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines; Statistics, Economics, Information Technology, Social Sciences or Mathematics;
  • Have at least 10 years progressive track record in leadership and management in key Public or Private Sector Institutions relating to Statistics or Economics or other related field;
  • Experience in the planning, coordinating and supervision of statistical activities and programmes undertaken within the National Statistical System;
  • Have a working knowledge of and experience in accounting and financial management especially with respect to planning, budgeting and financial management;
  • Possess ability to build effective networks and partnerships with stakeholders;
  • Have analytical, financial leadership and Human Resource management skills;
  • Have outstanding communication and motivation skills;
  • Meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on leadership and integrity.

Applicants should submit application letters accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae using the given format; provide daytime contacts and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID/Passport.  Kindly note that failure to attach the required documents will lead to disqualification. 

The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

The Chairman
Board of Directors
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 131

Applications must be received not later than 25th April 2014.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Producer Price Index (PPI) First Quarter 2014

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the March quarter of 2014. Producer Price Index measures the gross changes in the trading price of products on the domestic and the non-domestic markets, at all stages of processing. The price changes are measured from the perspective of the producer. The producer prices are collected as at 15th February, 15th May, 15th August and 15th November of the year. These dates corresponds to the first, second, third and fourth quarters respectively.

The Producer Price Indices are grouped according to the International Standards of Industrial Classifications of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Rev 4. The overall producer prices increased by 0.47 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to 0.37 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2013. The ‘year on year’ PPI inflation, from March 2013 to March 2014 was 0.10 per cent. The main contributors in the first quarter increases were manufacture of beverages and manufacture of chemicals and chemical products. Under manufacture of beverages the producer prices for malt liquor and malt increased and this caused the index to rise by 7.68 per cent. Manufacture of food products declined by 1.4 per cent mainly due to falls in producer prices of sugar and tea.

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